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2011-12 Laker Girls: Veronica

Guacamole Turkey Burger

Your Favorites?

Color? Teal

The Sandlot, Dirty Dancing and Love & Basketball


The Wedding By: Nicholas Sparks

Food? Pasta & Sushi
Candy? Sour Straws & Rolos
NBA Player? Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Lakers Player? Pau Gasol
TV Shows E! News, So You Think You Can Dance & Hawaii 5-0
Cartoon Character? Ariel, from “The Little Mermaid”

A Red 1965 Mustang

Animal? Baby Beluga
Super Hero? Violet Incredible, from “The Incredibles”
Amusement Park? Disneyland
Band? I like all music: Rap, R&B, Pop, Rock
Dessert? Cupcakes
Actor? Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper
Video Game? Photo Hunt
Quote? “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live”
Vacation Destination? North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
Holiday? Thanksgiving
Brand of jeans? Miss Me
Clothing brand? Nike 6.0
Article of clothing? Accessories: Bracelets, Rings, Scarves & Hats 
Phone app? HeyTell
Class/subject in school? Grade School: English,  College: Nonverbal Communication class

Questions for you:

What is a secret about yourself?
In high school, I was a Varsity High Jumper in track. 

What are your hobbies?
Dancing, watching and playing basketball, outdoor activities, photography, spending time with family and friends, arts and crafts, watching movies, beach days and bonfires.

If you could be a celebrity/athlete/actor/singer, who would it be and why?
Natalie Portman, because she has been able to take on a wide variety of roles in action movies, romantic comedies, dramas, and as a ballerina and continues to deliver excellent performances. 

Which famous person would you like to have dinner with? Why?
Gene Kelly, because he is an iconic dancer, singer and director. His performance and grace is legendary. I grew up watching his movies and his innovated choreography. His style had me idolizing him at a young age.

Describe yourself…..or your personality.
I am energetic, motivated, enthusiastic, animated and I genuinely care for the well-being of others. I am a hard worker and take pride in everything I do.

Sum up yourself w/one word.

What are you looking forward to this Lakers season?  
Getting to know the new members on our squad and performing for Lakers fans!

Why did you decide to audition to be a Laker Girl?
I love to dance, I have a passion for performing, I like being involved with the community and I enjoy being an ambassador for this elite organization. 

Name the most inspirational people in your life?
My mom and dad!

Fondest memory as a child?
Playing games and performing “shows” in our living room every night with my older brother.

Fondest memory as a Laker Girl?
Being part of the 2010 NBA Finals vs Boston in game 7 and being in the Back to Back Championship Lakers Parade!

What do you like most about being a part of the Laker Girls dance team?
Performing and interacting with the fans.

What do you think people like most about you?

Genuinely cordial and positive attitude.

Dislikes…..Vegetable? Food?
Beets and onions

Or can you play an instrument? (tell us about it)
I grew up playing the piano. It was in middle school when I decided to focus more on dance and sports. I completely regret not continuing with the piano.

If you could be in the Olympics – which sport would you like to compete in?
Rhythmic Gymnastics.

What is your scariest memory?
Being robbed during my grandparents wedding anniversary.

Embarrassing moment ever?
Tripping during commencement.

Embarrassing moment as a Laker Girl?
During a game: running into Laker Girl Erica while running off the court and then finding out I also ran back to the wrong corner!
During practice: Accidentally colliding into Laker Girl Ashley’s foot while she was leaping. Her foot and my lip met and I ended up with a bleeding and fat lip! It was embarrassing then, but a hilarious story now.

Embarrassing moment a dancer?
During a dance recital I had to jump over my partner, my grip slipped while in mid-air and I fell flat on my face during the show.

Your Horoscope Sign?

If you can say anything to the Lakers fans in L.A. – what would you say?
Cheer loud, stay until the fourth quarter and wear your shirts!!!

Who is your biggest “dancing influence”?
Ballerina Paloma Herrera and Hip Hop Dancer Olivia “Chachi” Gonzales.

Who is the best dancer you've been taught by?
Brian Friedman

Best choreographer?
Mia Michaels

What is the key to staying in dancing shape?
Take class!! Also, take different styles of dance classes.